CANTORAS by Carolina De Robertis - Buzzfeed "The 33 Most Exciting Books Coming Out This Fall"


“It’s 1977 in Uruguay, and the country is under a military dictatorship. Groups of five or more people can’t gather in private spaces without a permit, and while homosexuality isn’t outlawed outright, it doesn’t need to be, because being an out gay man or woman is an automatic prison sentence. Under these dire straits, five women — ringleader Flaca, activist Romina, housewife Anita, the mysterious Malena, and the teenage Paz — go on an excursion to an isolated beach where they can just be themselves — ‘cantoras,’ or women who sing, a code name for lesbians. Over the course of 35 years, De Robertis charts the fortunes of these women as they fall in and out of love and navigate the country’s tumultuous politics. That it’s written in such lovely prose is an added bonus.”

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis was included in this Buzzfeed list featuring the most exciting books coming out this fall! Follow the link above to view the entire list.

Jessica Spivey